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Re: how do you refer "Curvy" women

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Yes, because of this:





I want to know how you'd REALLY describe a person who looks like that to come up with that photo, because I think that if you were really searching for photos of "curvy woman", you would have gotten search results more similar to mine.

To be fair, mine also included an image of a semi- boobalicious babe giving a guy a blowjob (photo taken from his pov), as well as these images too:

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The point being, that regardless of trying to nice things up here on the forum for whatever reason, you actually went looking for an offensive image to post.
Well that's fair enough from your POV if you find that unfortunate person in the picture offensive,
But the point I was making, was an insight on the term 'curvy' (the discussion of this thread to some respect).

I would call a person curvy if they have bodily curves more pronounced than average (arguable what average is, but akin to calling someone tall).

The discussion to follow is whether 'curvy' is a PC term to refer to a person of larger size to minimize offense, or if it is a term used by those with a body image complex--who strive to be 'beautiful' as media depicts, but are limited by physical geometrics. Hence many describe very attractive non-skinny women (models, celebrities) as 'curvy' such that they can fill their own desires to fulfill the shallow beauty requirement by equating themselves with more ease.
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Re: how do you refer "Curvy" women

The first two from Peg's link (older link) would be curvy but the last one would be way overweight in my opinion.

What would you call this one then? I would call her big hot mamma as that is the Google search term I used.

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Old 29.08.2012, 16:59
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Re: how do you refer "Curvy" women

It seems in some countries it's not allowed to use the word "fat" anymore because of PC.

Big hot mamma for this woman? Give me a break.
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Old 29.08.2012, 17:39
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Well that's fair enough from your POV if you find that unfortunate person in the picture offensive,
It isn't the woman in the photo which is offensive, it is the photo itself.

No woman I know would WANT to be photographed like that, even some which are slimmer (because it makes the hip look ridiculously out of proportion and boobs and belly hang odd UNLESS she's got a very tight physique or has no "belly" to speak of), hence my certainty that the origination of the photo (and your ability to find it) stemmed from an offensive view of the woman (in that pose particularly).

So far as the pose goes, she's clearly laying twisted more-or-less on her side, her hip jutting up but her arm brought around to help cushion her head.


If I didn't so honestly think it is wrong to do, I'd suggest we make a turnabout and start judging men solely based upon looks rather than intellect, talent and capabilities as well. There are plenty of men in high paid offices who'd have never made it much further than mail clerk if they had to deal with the "looks = capability" the same way women do.
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Old 29.08.2012, 19:05
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It isn't the woman in the photo which is offensive, it is the photo itself.

No woman I know would WANT to be photographed like that, even some which are slimmer (because it makes the hip look ridiculously out of proportion and boobs and belly hang odd UNLESS she's got a very tight physique or has no "belly" to speak of), hence my certainty that the origination of the photo (and your ability to find it) stemmed from an offensive view of the woman (in that pose particularly).

So far as the pose goes, she's clearly laying twisted more-or-less on her side, her hip jutting up but her arm brought around to help cushion her head.


If I didn't so honestly think it is wrong to do, I'd suggest we make a turnabout and start judging men solely based upon looks rather than intellect, talent and capabilities as well. There are plenty of men in high paid offices who'd have never made it much further than mail clerk if they had to deal with the "looks = capability" the same way women do.
Most of the females I know don't care very little how they look, and if they do get caught in a perhaps 'embarrassing' pose they can enjoyingly laugh it up with the rest of us. That being said most of the females I know don't have body image issues, don't care what media fashion and general society believe. But I guess as you say, we are just a bit more intellectual than the rest who would judge books by their covers.

And in reality, men deal with the looks=decent mate more than the otherway around, but society has bred the general male not to have these shallow judgement consume their mind and daily thoughts. Conversely this does cause the common issue of 'men not talking about their feelings'.
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Most of the females I know don't care very little how they look, and if they do get caught in a perhaps 'embarrassing' pose they can enjoyingly laugh it up with the rest of us. That being said most of the females I know don't have body image issues, don't care what media fashion and general society believe. But I guess as you say, we are just a bit more intellectual than the rest who would judge books by their covers.

And in reality, men deal with the looks=decent mate more than the otherway around, but society has bred the general male not to have these shallow judgement consume their mind and daily thoughts. Conversely this does cause the common issue of 'men not talking about their feelings'.
It's not intellect or lack thereof driving body image issues. What drives them? I think it has to do with the environment. And in fact, something like 80% of women in western society express some degree of body dissatisfaction. Are you male or female? It's possible that the women you know don't discuss it with you.
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Re: how do you refer "Curvy" women

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It's not intellect or lack thereof driving body image issues. What drives them? I think it has to do with the environment. And in fact, something like 80% of women in western society express some degree of body dissatisfaction. Are you male or female? It's possible that the women you know don't discuss it with you.
It's definitely a possibility that they don't discuss it with me, but the signs do point otherwise--based on criticism of make-up, beauty products, impractical fashionable clothing and the sort.

I'll agree that it isn't intellect/lack therof which drives a body image complex, but I do see quite the level of developed intellect in someone who can disregard judgement based on appearance, and images presented to them from general media and society.

Myself battled body image issues for a good decade, and I definitely feel better and matured having finally realized how little importance it has.
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Re: how do you refer "Curvy" women



This is exactly what i meant to a CURVY.
She is perfect MissCurvy.
and i am looking this type of ladies to represent as our Curvy Models.
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Re: how do you refer "Curvy" women

check this CURVY lady
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This is exactly what i meant to a CURVY.
She is perfect MissCurvy.
and i am looking this type of ladies to represent as our Curvy Models.
I'm looking for exactly those curtains in the background!
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Re: how do you refer "Curvy" women

@in_zuri: Can't speak for anyone else but I totally got what you meant from the get-go (nice pics by the way).

It's just too bad that some of the mainly male EFers were way off base in their respective... erm... expert analysis of the term.
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